Rockwell Automation continues to expand its global Machinery Safety System Integrator program. Three new members have joined in the first half of 2016, according to the company, bringing the total number to 26.
“We created this program in 2014 to connect manufacturers with safety system integrators they can trust,” says Mark Eitzman, manager of safety market development, Rockwell Automation. “It’s become a valuable resource for manufacturers because we do the vetting for them. We make sure the integrators thoroughly understand current safety standards and know how to apply safety technologies in a way that also improves plant productivity.”
To be eligible, candidates must be current Rockwell Automation Solution Partners or Recognized System Integrators with three to five years of machine safety experience. They must complete an education and assessment process, although Rockwell Automation also recognizes third-party certification from industry-accepted organizations, such as TÜV or exida. Each candidate’s safety engineers complete training modules on topics such as global safety standards, safety risk assessment practices and safeguarding mitigation and validation. Finally, each candidate must submit a machinery safety project that is consistent with global standards.
The three new members of the program are Automation Electronics Group and Systems (AEG Systems), a Rockwell Automation Recognized System Integrator based in Mexico; RT Engineering, a Rockwell Automation Recognized System Integrator located in Franklin, Massachusetts; and SINCI, a Rockwell Automation Solution Partner located in Guadalajara, Mexico.
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